Nuevo Midstream Dos, LLC entered into a definitive agreement with an affiliate of ArcLight Capital Partners to buy Republic Midstream, which owns and operates a crude oil gathering, storage and intermediate transportation system in the Eagle Ford Shale. Nuevo Dos plans to expand the system, which currently consists of approximately 100 miles of gathering pipeline that feeds a central delivery point with 300,000 barrels of crude oil storage and a six-bay truck station. The system includes a 26-mile intermediate pipeline that moves volumes from to the Kinder Morgan Crude and Condensate Pipeline and Enterprise’s Eagle […]
Tallgrass Energy, through its affiliate Tallgrass Pony Express Pipeline, announced it has extended and expanded its open season soliciting shipper commitments for crude oil transportation service from origins in Wyoming and Colorado to refinery destinations along the Pony Express system and to Cushing, Okla., to reflect updated rates and contracting options to accommodate newly secured commitments. The open season, initially announced Nov. 13, 2018 has been extended to April 14, 2019.
HOUSTON (Reuters) – Moda Midstream LLC is considering building a second berth at its Ingleside, Texas, crude export terminal to accommodate supertankers, the company’s chief executive said. The expansion to the terminal that loads oil tankers will come as three major pipelines open in the second half of this year, CEO Bo McCall said in an interview. Moda is also increasing the facility’s crude storage capacity from 2 million to 12 million barrels. “When these new pipelines come online, there is going to be close to 3.5 million barrels a day coming into the market,” […]
Enbridge Energy is delaying the start-up of its planned Line 3 replacement crude oil pipeline through northern Minnesota by a year. The Canadian-based company said it now expects the new pipeline to go into service in the second half of 2020. Enbridge officials had hoped to put the pipeline into service in the second half of 2019. But Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz recently said his administration will keep pursuing an appeal of an independent regulatory commission’s approval of Enbridge’s plan. The state Public Utilities approved the project last summer. But the Minnesota Department of Commerce […]
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal appeals court on Monday denied a request to reconsider a ruling throwing out a permit for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline to cross two national forests, including parts of the Appalachian Trail. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected a request from lead pipeline developer Dominion Energy and the U.S. Forest Service to hold a full-court rehearing. In December, a three-judge panel of the 4th Circuit sharply criticized the Forest Service, saying the agency lacked authority to authorize the pipeline’s crossing of the trail. The panel also said the […]
Hess Midstream Partners subsidiary Hess North Dakota Pipelines agreed to purchase the crude oil and gas gathering assets of Summit Midstream Partners’ Tioga Gathering System for about $60 million gross – $12 million net to Hess Midstream. The crude oil and gas gathering assets include 73 miles of crude pipelines and 79 miles of gas pipelines. Separate water assets to be acquired include 75 miles of produced water gathering pipelines. The Tioga System, located in Williams County in western North Dakota, is complementary to Hess Midstream’s infrastructure, and is delivering volumes into Hess Midstream’s gathering […]
Service began on the 168-mile Valley Crossing Pipeline, which will transport natural gas from the Agua Dulce near Corpus Christi, Texas, to a pipeline in Mexico. The $1.5 billion pipeline will, at capacity, move 2.6 Bcf/d of natural gas into service on Feb. 14. It had been ready to operate since October, Enbridge said, but awaited the completion of the pipeline in Mexico. The second pipeline, the Infraestructura Marina del Golfo, a joint venture between TransCanada and Sempra Energy, experienced months of delays but was finished in in early February.
WINNIPEG, Manitoba (Reuters) – TransCanada restarted a section of the Keystone oil pipeline on Tuesday, following a leak in Missouri earlier this month, company spokesman Terry Cunha said. TransCanada had shut an arm of Keystone from Steele City, Neb. to Patoka, Ill., on Feb. 6 after leaking 43 barrels of crude oil. The shutdown restricted the flow on the 590,000 bpd Keystone pipeline system, a critical artery taking Canadian crude from northern Alberta to refineries in the U.S. Midwest. The line restarted with a 20% reduction of pressure, a spokesman for U.S. regulator PHMSA said. […]
McDermott International signed contracts from Sarawak Shell Berhad (SSB) and Sapura Exploration and Production (SEP), to provide transportation and installation pipelines, offshore structures for the Pan Malaysia field development offshore Malaysia. McDermott’s scope of work for SSB includes the transportation and installation of pipelines, jackets and topsides for the Gorek gas field. The company’s scope of work for SEP includes the transportation and installation of pipelines, jackets and topsides for the Larak and Bakong gas fields. McDermott expects work to begin in the second quarter of this year, using its Malaysian-registered installation vessel, Derrick Barge […]
Williams and Targa Resources announced new NGL agreements and pipeline projects that will link the Kansas and Mont Belvieu, Texas, markets. Williams will build a 188-mile Bluestream Pipeline from its fractionator in Conway, Kan, and the southern terminus of Overland Pass Pipeline to an interconnect with Targa’s Grand Prix NGL Pipeline in Kingfisher County, Okla. Targa will construct a 110-mile extension of Grand Prix from southern Oklahoma into the Sooner Trend (oil field), Anadarko (basin), Canadian and Kingfisher (counties) (“STACK”) region of Central Oklahoma where it will connect with Williams’ new Bluestream Pipeline. In connection […]